Today In The MHSAA: 9/3/21

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

September 3, 2021

1. GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING Holland West Ottawa – an honorable mention in Lower Peninsula Division 1 – earned an impressive 112-72 victory over No. 7 Zeeland – Holland Sentinel

2. GIRLS GOLF Traverse City Central shot a 352 to win the Petoskey Invitational – Petoskey News-Review

3. CROSS COUNTRY Pinckney’s Caleb Jarema nearly reached his personal best in running the fastest boys time at the Saline Hornet Early Bird Invitational, while Plymouth’s Lauren Kiley set the girls pace – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

4. CROSS COUNTY Alpena swept championships at the Ogemaw Heights Invitational – Cadillac News

5. VOLLEYBALL Division 3 honorable mention McBain improved to 13-1-1 with wins over Traverse City St. Francis and Big Rapids – Cadillac News

6. BOYS SOCCER Goals were plentiful as Manistee downed Benzie Central 8-6 – Manistee News Advocate

7. VOLLEYBALL Iron Mountain earned a victory in both leagues in which it plays with a sweep of Ishpeming – Iron Mountain Daily News

8. BOYS SOCCER Dowagiac earned a second-straight shutout, this one over Constantine – Niles Daily Star

9. VOLLEYBALL Escanaba opened Great Northern Conference play with a sweep of Menominee – Escanaba Daily Press

10. VOLLEYBALL Niles Brandywine got back to .500 with a 3-0 win over New Buffalo – Niles Daily Star

Today in the MHSAA: 3/16/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

March 16, 2023

1. BOYS BASKETBALL Niles Brandywine clinched its first Regional title in boys basketball with a 58-35 victory over Centreville in Division 3 – Niles Daily Star

2. BOYS BASKETBALL Rochester Adams also celebrated its first Regional title in this sport with a 68-58 win over Clarkston in Division 1 Oakland Press

3. BOYS BASKETBALL Orchard Lake St. Mary’s advanced in Division 1 with a 56-44 win over North Farmington Oakland Press

4. BOYS BASKETBALL Frankfort stunned Lake Leelanau St. Mary 50-44 in Division 4Traverse City Record-Eagle

5. BOYS BASKETBALL Pewamo-Westphalia upset Grandville Calvin Christian 63-61 with a buzzer-beating tip-inIonia Sentinel-Standard

6. BOYS BASKETBALL Grand Blanc went to overtime but got past Mount Pleasant 59-58 in Division 1Flint Journal

7. BOYS BASKETBALL Ferndale advanced in Division 2 with a 69-50 win over Warren Michigan Collegiate Oakland Press

8. BOYS BASKETBALL Hudsonville Unity Christian got past Grand Rapids Christian 58-56 in a Division 2 Regional FinalGrand Rapids Press

9. BOYS BASKETBALL Saginaw will return to the season’s final week thanks to a 78-58 win over Flint Hamady in Division 2WJRT

10. BOYS BASKETBALL East Lansing has won 12 of its last 14 including 56-43 over Battle Creek Central for a Division 1 Regional titleLansing State Journal

Also of note …

GOLF Spring Lake is mourning the death of longtime coach George Bitner, who led the girls program to three straight Lower Peninsula Division 3 Finals titles from 2014-16 – Grand Haven Tribune